A stage 2 bedsore begins when the skin starts to break open, forms a pressure ulcer or looks like a blister filled with a clear fluid. The bedsore is often very tender and painful. If not treated it will begin to expand deeper into layers of the skin.
The alternating pressure mattresses in this section are designed to prevent and heal stage 2 bedsores. These alternating pressure mattresses operate using the essential features of pressure relief and are used for prevention and healing. These adjustable air mattresses include features such as alternating pressure relief for healing bedsores and low air loss therapy to manage heat and moisture on the skin. These alternating mattress systems are most commonly used in home health care environments.